Monday, March 21, 2011

Karadjordje (1911, Serbia)

Život i dela besmrtnog vožda Karađorđa (Serbian Cyrillic: Живот и дела бесмртног вожда Карађорђа, English: Life and Deeds of Immortal Vožd Karađorđe) or simply Karđorđe (Карађорђе) is a 1911 silent film with a claim to fame of being the first Serbian feature film.
It was directed by Čiča Ilija Stanojević who also acted in it. The historical war film portrays the life of Karađorđe Petrović, First Serbian Uprising leader. It is full of crimes and shootings among the Serbs or in the vicinity. Karađorđe is an early and very rudimentary film, basically a filmed theater.
Director: Ilija Stanojevic-Cica
Writer: Cira Manok
Stars: Jovan Antonijevic-Djedo, Teodora Arsenovic and Vitomir Bogic

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